| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:19 PM
I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is.
Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me.
If you're also confused about the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Americans love to celebrate holidays from other countries -- especially those of countries that are the ancestral homes of many U.S. citizens. St. Patrick's Day may the top of the list of such beloved celebrations. But you don't have to have a grandmother...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin.
The untraceable currency is...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The bitcoin faithful are ever on the lookout for signs that their virtual currency is as good as cash, more than a speculator's dream and not merely a device for criminal transactions.
So you can expect them to make a lot out of the announcement that...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:07 PM
State financial regulators and the attorney general issued a warning Friday about bitcoin and other virtual currencies, saying buyers — and sellers — should be careful.
"For now, there is little to no regulation and no safety net for...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Designer Angelo Surmelis doesn’t want all of your business at Angelo:Home, his new, 1,500-square-foot store in the historic Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles.
“We're all unique; our homes should be as well,” the veteran...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Bookmark this page, shoppers. This is where you will find a running list of deals throughout the "Pre-Black Friday" weekend, Nov. 22-24.
- Newegg.com has the Westinghouse UW46T7HW 46-inch 1080p 120Hz LED-Edgelit LCD HDTV for $349.99 -...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:16 PM
WASHINGTON — Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers suffered a legal setback on Cyber Monday as the Supreme Court turned away their challenge to a New York law that requires Internet companies to collect sales taxes.
Delivered on one of the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:49 PM
When Amazon.com opens a huge distribution center next year in Southeast Baltimore, consumers across the state who buy books, electronics, toys or anything else from the online seller will no longer be able to avoid the state's 6 percent sales tax....
| Jun 20, 2013
BeBe Love, Buy Buy Baby and Chelsea & Scott have recalled baby bath seats due to drowning hazards. No incidents or injuries have been reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. But it says the seats don't meet federal......